Curing Hepatitis C in Primary Care, Dr David Baker, 31.05.2016
Presenter: Dr David Baker, General Practitioner, East Sydney Doctors
Date of Presentation: 31 May 2016
New treatments of hepatitis C offering cure rates greater than 90%, shorter duration of therapy and reduced toxicity are available on the PBS from 1 March 2016.
General practitioners are able to prescribe these new treatments, helping their patients to achieve cure in 2016. This presentation provides GPs with the knowledge to engage their patients in care, perform investigations to assess for advanced liver disease and prescribe new hepatitis C treatments in consultation with a specialist.
This hepatitis C update focuses on epidemiology, who and how to test, diagnosis, initial assessment, natural history and new treatment availability.